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Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs. Oklahoma

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improves to 3-0 on the season. falls to 3-1.

is now 3-0 all-time against Oklahoma.

— The Wildcats are now 55-9 against schools comprising the Big 12.

— Kentucky will be in action again Tuesday against the winner of the Washington/Virginia game. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET with the game being televised on ESPN.

Team Notes

— The Wildcats used the starting combination of , , , and for the third straight game. Kentucky is 3-0 with that starting five.

— Terrence Jones jumped center and won the opening tip for Kentucky.

— Darius Miller scored the game's opening basket.

and were the first subs off the bench for Kentucky. It was both players' second time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.

— Kentucky extended its streak of game with a three-pointer to 752 games, the third longest streak in the country.

— UK went on a 12-4 run to close out the half and carry a 42-28 lead into halftime. The Wildcats are 3-0 when leading at the half this year.

— Through three games this season, UK has hit 28 three-pointers, compared to 21 through the first three games last season.

— The Wildcats had two players score in double-figures (Jones and Lamb) in the first half for the second time this year.

— UK finished with four players in double-figures, led by Terrence Jones' game-high 29 points, followed by Brandon Knight (13), DeAndre Liggins (12) and Doron Lamb (12).

— Kentucky outrebounded its opponent for the third straight time this season.

— The Wildcats shot 50% from the field for the second straight game.

Individual Notes

#3 Terrence Jones

— Led Kentucky scoring for the second time this season.
— Finished with season-high 29 points, tying Eric Bledsoe (29 vs. ETSU, 3/18/10) for second most points by a Wildcat freshman in school history.
— Scored 12 first-half points, the first time this season he's gone for double-digits in the first half.
— Recorded his second 20-10 game this season.
— Had three dunks, and has all seven of UK's dunks this season.

#12 Brandon Knight

— Has hit multiple 3-pointers in all three games this season.
— Scored in double-figures for the third straight game.

#20 Doron Lamb

— Tallied 10 first-half points, the second time this season he's scored in double-figures in the first 20 minutes.
— Has hit multiple 3-pointers in all three games this season.
— Scored in double-figures for the third straight game.

#34 DeAndre Liggins

— Shot 5-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range, scoring 12 points.
— Scored in double-digits for the second time in three games this season.

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player.  The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.

 

On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.

 

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